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Who on this board self medicates??

Mar 27, 2017 11:19 PM

I am new to this app.. so far I just see the same people posting pet pictures, talking about pain and how it's awful, the crafty stuff they do, and just normal everyday stuff, that's ok. But I am gonna be honest with you. There are some days that are so f..n bad that I don't give a flying f..k what I have to do to get just 5 minutes without this horrendous pain.. so with that said.. I self medicate. And let me tell you it's wonderful!! Just to be without pain for 5 minutes,1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours... you get the just of it. I take pain pills just like you all.. but if you add a little alcohol and some medical mj sometimes it's the best thing..cause it makes you forget the pain for a short while.. I'm not condoning or suggesting anyone should do this. I just want to know if anyone in this community does what I do to get rid of the pain.. funny thing.. I told my Dr. that I was self medicating. He said don't do that.. it could lead to death.. lol I looked at him and said " really., have you every read the pamphlets on the pain medicine you prescribe me?" He didn't say anything..

Mar 28, 2017 5:34 AM

I hear ya MT! I'm really limited as to what I can do...Our Canadian Neighbors can get acetametaphin with codiene OTC. And I haven't heard of an epidemic there...I've been dealing with all my pain for over 30yrs and there are days I need more than what dics think I am "allowed"...if I didn't help myself, there'd be dead people (figuratively)

Mar 28, 2017 9:24 AM

Right there with ya. No one knows what wrong with me, so know one knows what to give me. The only pescribable meds that work are muscle relaxants, and they knock me out cold and barely work. So, if I want any relief but also want to be conscious, I have alcohol to curb the pain. I talked to my doc about it and she said, comparatively, as long as I don't get drunk all the time, the booze is overall better than the pills. So I know which between those I'm taking more regularly!

Mar 28, 2017 2:40 PM

You're not going to get any backlash from me. As far as medical mj, I've said it before: the government doesn't have the right to keep a treatment away from us! Just be careful with the alcohol. Much love, my dear!

Mar 28, 2017 3:31 PM

Alcohol does wonders sometimes, never saw where mmj or opoids did anything to relieve pain though.

Mar 28, 2017 4:38 PM

Thank you all for letting me know I'm not the only one.. I don't self medicate very often but when I need to I do. And I don't get drunk. I just glad I'm not the only chronic pain person that does that every now and then..

Mar 29, 2017 6:40 PM

I have to ask:
If opiates don't relieve pain then why do dentists give it when you get wisdom teeth pulled or doctors give after surgeries?

Also the smoking of pot is suppose to leave a sticky tar substance in the brain.
What happened to all the bad stuff pot did to people?
I may be off base, but it seems people (medical too) really don't know what to do with us and lump us in with others who do abuse...and usually these abusers mix these drugs with other drugs...so, if someone doesn't understand why 7.5mg codiene 3-4x a day works for one andsomeone else uses fentynal patches and dilauded 3-4 x..So what?
Isn't it more the point that we aren't suffering needlessly?
Isn't the small amount of narcotics or whatever better than the mega doses of ibuprofen, tylenol and neurontin, celexa, cymbalta etc (which have a multitude of side effects)?
Oh wait; narcotics causes constipation..just saw commercial :-)

Mar 29, 2017 6:48 PM

Well said Spunky!

Mar 30, 2017 1:06 AM

I'm for pouring a finger or two of gin (neat) here and there in the late evenings. I also smoke a pipe, so there's the almost meditative practice of tamping the tobacco down, charring it, and leisurely puffing away while sipping aforementioned gin. Cigars work too, but there's more of a mindfulness to pipe smoking. If the weather's right and there's a hammock involved? Forget about it; the brain can happily shut off for a little while.

Mar 30, 2017 5:32 AM

And you don't have to wait 4wks to see if it helps nor ask permission...unless you're on a "Contract"

Mar 30, 2017 7:12 AM

Yes mtweez, i do exactly that. I'd rather do that and avoid addiction to opiates.

I use trancs weed and vodka when really desperate. Yes infrequent, as one has to change things round as body gets used to stuff.

So infrequent use of everything really..

Your body gets used to strong painkillers very quickly especially with neuropathic pain. It can feel as pain is getting worse when its infact its addiction to pk's and the body screaming for more.


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